Russia bomb kills 6; more than 40 hurt

http://news-updations.blogspot.comMoscow, Russia -- A bombing outside a planned performance in a dance company from the restive Russian republic of Chechnya left six people dead and more than 40 wounded on Wednesday, state media reported.

The bomb went off outside a community center in the southwestern Russian city of Stavropol, according to the Investigation Committee of the Russian Prosecutor's Office, which is called the explosion "an act of terror." The blast happened about 6.45 p.m. (10:45 a.m. ET), 15 minutes before the Chechen dance company Vainakh was scheduled to perform, the committee reported.

One of the dead included a preteen girl, according to state-run news agency RIA-Novosti.

Early reports indicate the bomb was detonated by remote control and used about 200 grams (7 ounces) of explosives, said Yekaterina Danilova, a spokeswoman for the committee. The device was packed with small metal objects meant to inflict maximum harm, she said.

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